Craig David

by ethnic on December 26, 2007

Birth Name: Craig Ashley David

Place of Birth: Southampton, Hampshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 5 May, 1981

*Afro-Grenadian (father)
*English, Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Craig Davis is a British singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer.

He was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England. His father is a Black Grenadian and his mother is a caucasian British woman. His maternal grandfather was born to an Ashkenazi Jewish family, and his maternal grandmother, who was of English ancestry, converted to Judaism. Craig has said that he considers himself Jewish.

Craig’s maternal grandfather was Reginald Loftus (the son of Harry J. Loftus and Anna/Annie Lubel/Luble). Reginald was born in Southampton. The Loftus surname was originally Lofshitz. Harry and Anna were Polish Jews, born in Bialystok. Harry was the son of Fanny. Anna was the daughter of Mendel Gerszowicz Lubel and Sarra Elka Rejzel.

Craig’s maternal grandmother is Lily H. Bostock (the daughter of Alfred Bostock and Alice A. Stone).

Source: Article about Craig’s background –

image via David Adamson /

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant June 27, 2018 at 2:14 pm


he is part Jewish and he is one of us :-)

he is 25 percent Ashkenazi Jewish like me

Bobatu March 23, 2012 at 7:17 am

He is Albanian for sure

christian March 23, 2012 at 6:20 am

he looks like a typical Arab/Semitic
I can definitely see the Jewish

? March 13, 2011 at 9:05 pm


Shouldn’t it be
(Black/African-)Grenadian, Jewish, and English?

For those who don’t know, Grenada is a small island towards the southern end of the Lesser Antilles (which has roughly twice the population of Greenland.

If there are any practicing Jews (left) in Grenada, it couldn’t be more than any person could easily count.

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